The visitors India finally managed to claim a victory in the ongoing ODI series in Australia as they won the third and final ODI against the hosts by 13 runs at Manuka Oval (Canberra) and finished the ODI series by losing 2-1 margin.
After winning the toss, India scored 302/5 in 50 overs at the end of the first innings. In reply, Australia were bundled out for 289 runs in 49.3 overs.
Brief Scores: India – 302/5 in 50 overs (Hardik Pandya 92*, Ravindra Jadeja 66*; Ashton Agar 2/44)
Australia – 289 in 49.3 overs (Aaron Finch 75, Glenn Maxwell 59; Shardul Thakur 3/51)
The result – India won by 13 runs.
Here are some of the stats reviews of the match:
i) The Indian national cricket team won this match by 13 runs.
- It was India’s first ODI victory at Manuka Oval (Canberra). Before this match, they played two more ODIs at this venue and they suffered defeats in both those ODIs.
- After suffering five consecutive defeats, finally, India managed to claim their first ODI victory outside their home venue in 2020.
i) Australia lost this match by 13 runs. It was their first ODI defeat at Manuka Oval (Canberra). Before this ODI, they played four more ODIs at this venue and they won all those matches.
ii) Australia scored a total of 1052 runs during this three-match bilateral ODI series, which is the third most runs for a team in a three-match bilateral ODI series. The top two records in this list are 1054 by the hosts New Zealand (against Sri Lanka in January 2019) and 1053 by the hosts India (against England in January 2017).
Australia vs India
i) The total runs in this three-match bilateral ODI series was 2000. It was the only second time when the three-match bilateral ODI series had the aggregated score 2000 or more. The record is 2090 runs during the three-match ODI series between the hosts India and the visitors England in January 2017.
i) Playing his 242 ODI innings, Virat Kohli completed his 12000 ODI runs as he has scored 12040 ODI runs.
- Virat Kohli became the second Indian batsman to score 12000 ODI runs. The legendary Indian cricketer Sachin Tendulkar was the first cricketer to score 12000 ODI runs, who is holding the record of most ODI runs (18426 runs).
- Virat Kohli became the 6th batsman to score 12000 ODI runs.
- Virat Kohli became the fastest batsman to complete 12000 ODI runs. During this match, the right-handed batsman broke the record of legendary Indian cricketer Sachin Tendulkar, who reached this milestone in 300 ODIs.
ii) As a captain, Virat Kohli has scored 2041 international runs against Australia. After former West Indies captain Clive Lloyd (2545 runs) and former Indian captain MS Dhoni (2248 runs), Kohli became the third captain to score 2000+ international runs against Australia.
iii) Virat Kohli has scored 802 ODI runs against Australia in Australia. Surpassing Sachin Tendulkar (740 ODI runs against Australia in Australia), Kohli became the second most ODI run-scorer for India against Australia in Australia. Rohit Sharma is leading this table with 990 ODI runs against the hosts Aussies.
iv) Virat Kohli registered another 50+ score as he scored 63 runs.
- It was Kohli’s 7th 50+ score against Australia in Australia in ODIs. After this latest knock, Kohli surpassed Sachin Tendulkar and Rohit Sharma and became the most 50+ scorer in ODI format for India against Australia in Australia.
- It was Kohli’s 20th 50+ score against the hosts Australia in international cricket. Surpassing Sachin Tendulkar (19 times), Kohli became the most international 50+ scorer for India against the hosts Australia.
- It was Kohli’s 11th ODI 50+ score in Australia, which is the joint-most among the Indians in the record of ODI 50+ scores in Australia as Sachin Tendulkar also managed this record.
- It was Kohli’s 24th international 50+ score in Australia, which is the joint-most among the Indians in the record of international 50+ scores in Australia as Sachin Tendulkar also managed this record.
v) Virat Kohli has scored 5057 ODI runs at away venues (only the home venues of the oppositions).
- After Sachin Tendulkar (5065 runs), Kohli became the second Indian batsman to score 5000+ ODI runs at away venue.
- Kohli became the fourth batsman to score 5000+ ODI runs at away venues. Apart from he and Tendulkar, the other two names in this list are former Sri Lankan cricketer Kumar Sangakkara (5518 runs) and former Aussie cricketer Ricky Ponting (5090 runs).
vi) While it was India’s last ODI in 2020, Virat Kohli failed to hit at least one ODI century in this year. After his ODI debuting year in 2008, where he had 0 ODI century, it was the only second time when Kohli failed to hit at least one ODI century in a calendar year.
i) Coming to bat at no.6, Hardik Pandya scored 92 not out. It was the second-highest individual ODI score for a no.6 or lower-order Indian batsman against Australia. The record is 139 not out by MS Dhoni at Mohali on 19th October 2013.
Hardik Pandya and Ravindra Jadeja
i) For the unbroken 6th wicket, Hardik Pandya and Ravindra Jadeja put the 150 runs partnership.
- It was the second-highest ODI partnership for the sixth or lower wicket against Australia. The record is 165 runs partnership for the sixth wicket between Craig McMillan and Brendon McCullum at Hamilton on 20th February 2007.
- It was India’s third-highest ODI partnership for the sixth or lower wicket.
|Partners||Partnership wicket||Partnership runs||Opposition||Venue||Date|
|Stuart Binny & Ambati Rayudu||6th||160||Zimbabwe||Harare||10th July 2015|
|MS Dhoni & Yuvraj Singh||6th||158||Zimbabwe||Harare||4th September 2005|
|Hardik Pandya & Ravindra Jadeja||6th||150*||Australia||Canberra||2nd December 2020|
i) The left-arm pacer Thangarasu Natarajan made his ODI debut and had the bowling figures of 10-1-70-2. It was the second most expensive bowling figures for an ODI debutant left-arm Indian bowler. The record is 11-1-83-0 by Karsan Ghavri against England at Lord’s on 7th June 1975.
i) Aussie right-arm pacer Sean Abbott had the bowling figures of 10-0-84-1. It was the most expensive bowling figures for an Australian bowler at home. Their previous record was 10-0-83-1 by Brett Lee against India at Brisbane on 18th January 2004.